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A Networking Event for Directors, Actors & Producers


"Q&A with Director Carl Seaton: How to Break into Television Directing and Much More!"

NOTE: The event will be recorded. So if you're unable to attend, you can receive the private video link. But you must register below as an attendee by selecting "Send Me The Video." You'll be emailed the link soon as it's available!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Los Angeles Film School
Private Screening Room (Enter from Main Lobby)
6353 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(Parking lot on Ivar is $6 or use nearby street meters)

About the Event
Are you trying to break into television directing? Or maybe you're looking to land a directing opportunity on a theatrical film, TV, music videos, shorts or digital? Do you want to get inside access into the journey of one of the most talented AND in-demand directors in 2019? From how to land director shadowing jobs to working with A-list actors, and much more, don't miss this intimate Q&A discussion with a prominent working director. All participants will have an opportunity to ask candid questions directly to the speaker!

About the Speaker
Carl Seaton has directed and produced numerous award-winning films. Now, he is charging in to episodic directing. Carl directed two episodes for John Singleton’s show "Rebel," the CW shows, "The Originals" and "Dynasty," two episodes of Dick Wolf’s drama, "Chicago PD," and Showtime Networks, "The Chi," just to name a few! Carl has also directed network television shows on CBS, NBC, BET. Up next for Carl is directing on “Snowfall,” on the FX Networks.

Born in Chicago, Carl grew up with a strong affinity for movies and television shows. The meteoric rise of the VCR turned his affinity for movies in to a full-blown addiction.
Carl’s addiction led him to Columbia College Film School where he studied the crafts of Directing and Screenwriting. The creative environment at Columbia allowed Carl to flourish where he graduated with Honors.

Carl’s first feature film, One Week, was a drama about a heterosexual man that has to wait a week for the results of an HIV test as he prepares for his wedding. The ultra-low budget film screened all over the world in prestigious festivals like the Toronto International Film Festival, and Fespaco. One Week also garnered awards at several film festivals including the American Black Film Festival, Urbanworld, and the Chicago International Film Festival.

One Week went on to obtain theatrical distribution and obtained the highest per screen average of any film in release its opening weekend. The film also became a centerpiece for discussion regarding HIV in the African American community. The Delta Sigma Theta sorority embraced the film and bestowed Carl with the Lillian Benbow Award for Community Outreach. Following the success of One Week, Carl co-wrote a screenplay, Step in the Name of Love, which was acquired by MGM.

Carl’s next work was the short film, Karim, a highly stylized 12-minute short film done with no dialogue that places a spotlight on the traumatic affects of inner city violence. Inspired by the senseless murders happening in Chicago, the film won an audience award at the Hollyshorts Film Festival as well as the San Francisco Black Film Festival before it received a global distribution deal with ShortsTV. This short film was quickly followed by another short film, Open, a stylishly seductive con that was done in conjunction with Snag Films.

In 2016, Carl premiered his latest film, a Movie of the Week for the TV One Network, Bad Dad Rehab, starring Malik Yoba, the film is about four men that go to a rehab program that helps them become better fathers. The film garnered Carl a NAACP Image Award nomination. Carl Seaton is in demand and on the rise in 2019 and beyond.

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